The concept: A toy spider with detachable legs. Black. Soft to touch. With a strange feature – when you detach the legs, it squeals and shudders, and when you connect them all, it cheers.  

The key thing were were testing for with this prototype was how the toy would influence group dynamics. Does the toy afford a versatile set of interactions, which could afford various types of group play? Does the character of the toy – the colors, the sounds – inspire empathy, and thus affect how players interact with it?



  • Team: 5
  • Role: Designer/Developer
  • Type: Toy, Electronic
  • Tools: Arduino
  • Date: Fall 2016
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark